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Freshworks: Nick M. Daniels

KST Presents

Nonsensical search for truth and understanding

Friday & Saturday, April 7 – 8

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $10 – $25


Nonsensical search for truth and understanding is a movement-based performance that explores how technology has grown, developed, and changed global communication. Choreographer Nick Daniels draws the audience into an oddly beautiful and melancholic atmosphere through pairing digital/electronic noise and piano with stylized phrases inspired by global movement styles such as Butoh, Ballroom, Hip Hop, and traditional African and Indian dance. Photography and projections round out the piece, creating a multidisciplinary heartbeat for this work from D.A.N.A. Movement Ensemble.

Photo Credit: Nick Daniels


Freshworks: B Kleymeyer
i’m not done with this body (and i never will be) 

Friday & Saturday, May 5 – 6

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $10 – $25

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Nick M. Daniels is the founding Artistic Director of D.A.N.A. (Dancers Against Normal Actions) Movement Ensemble whose choreographic style is inspired by African dance and many modern and contemporary global movement styles. After attaining his BFA in Dance from Slippery Rock University in 1991, Nick created D.A.N.A Movement Ensemble and was a pioneering force in Pittsburgh for the exploration of race and sexual identity in performance art. Nick’s creative work often uses self-realized soundscapes and video imagery based in pure, raw emotion. Throughout his career he has toured nationally and abroad, receiving grants and accolades including The Young- Howse Theater Award for Movement Artist of the Year, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Preserving Diverse Cultures Grant, and a 2017 Freshworks Residency with Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Currently, Nick is developing work that will premiere in Europe, Central America, and South America in 2023.